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De Leest

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Kerkweg 1, Vaassen, The Netherlands
+31 578 571 382
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Tue - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Tue - Sat 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Calafell, Spain
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61 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

De Leest is the other of two 3 Michelin star rated restaurants in the Netherlands. We had lunch here. Reception was casual not too formal and welcoming. Ambiance of restaurant is warm and pleasant, comfortable seats and temperature. We had 6 absolutely surprising spoon size appetizers before our other courses. I will not bother you with all the food we... More 

Thank corky K
Neerpelt, Belgium
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65 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

Had a fantastic evening at De Leest. The decor may be a tad clinical, but that brings your focus where it belongs, on your company and on your plate. Reception was fairly formal, but in contrast to what previous reviewers mentioned, we found that the staff read our table very well and became quickly less formal and more jovial. The... More 

Thank luuk-76
Sion, Switzerland
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87 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2016

An absolutely top restaurant, not cheap and worth every penny. Atmosphere is modern, relaxed in a spacious well decorated set of dining rooms. The staff behaves professional and friendly. Both add to the complete experience of dining in this fine restaurant. The experience is completed by an amazing top-chef supplying totally new tastes and food experience, cooked to perfection for... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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192 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2016

In the middle of a nice and cozy village you find one of the few 3-mochellin-starred restaurants in Holland. No clue what according to the star system the difference is between 2 and 3 of these much sought after shiny things but anyway, De Leest has three which means you have to reserve a table well in advance. Apart from... More 

Thank Adamgraffiti
Heemstede, The Netherlands
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2016

It took some savings before we took on the trip to the Leest. Warm wellcome with spacious seating in a classy atmosphere. The amuses were a delight, and the courses were amazing as was the accompanying wine arrangement. How well can wine enhance your courses. Highly recommended, top cusine with a capital C. All Michelin stars are highly deserved

Thank vandermolen2015
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181 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2016

We went here with good friends of ours from Holland. We had the Flora and Fauna tasting menu. We also have eaten at many 2 and 3 star Michelin restaurants in San Sebastian, Provence, Paris and the US. In terms of making your month enjoy the food this was the best. The flavors and blending of them kept your mouth... More 

Thank elridder
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59 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2016

3 Michelin stars well deserved, second time for us, once again a very pleasant experience of high cuisine with good wines.

Thank Harrie B
Wijk bij Duurstede, The Netherlands
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2016

Delicately balanced flavours, to go out of your way for to be able to taste. Signature dish Rainbow Trout, slowely simmered at 42 degrees Celsius. (appr 23 degrees F) Specialities fish and vegetabels, although I also tasted the most tender pheasant ever. We're talking a well deserved 3-star Michelin restaurant in rural Holland. In a division of it's own, without... More 

Thank ivo L
Rijswijk, The Netherlands
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2015

Overall probably in general the best food eaten in a restaurant yet. Well balanced food supplied for the dinner. The food was cooked, baked or prepared as it should, close to optimal. Wide variety. Nice and friendly personnel and very good service.

Thank Knudv v
Cordoba, Spain
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2015

On the occasion of our 25th wedding anniversary, which took place at the nearby chateau, we had a wonderful dinner at De Leest. The restaurant is situated in a villa in the center of the small town of Vaassen. Interior style is classic, warm. The tables are at a fair distance from each other. A family dinner of 20 did... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
French, Dutch, European, Seafood, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kerkweg 1, Vaassen, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  Gelderland Province  >  Vaassen
  • Phone Number: +31 578 571 382
Has two Michelin stars

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?